At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chevy unveiled the new 2015 Z06 Corvette. Packing over 600-horsepower, this new American supercar has deep racing roots—borrowing engineering from the LeMans winning C7R ’Vettes tweaked just enough to make them (barely) legal for the streets.
After a 10-year run, the last new Lamborghini Gallardo rolled off the production line in November. The entry-level Lambo loved by rappers and the parents of child TV stars will now be replaced by this: the Huracán LP 610-4, a 610-HP V10 coupe styled after its big brother, the Aventador.
Like a Smart car for the sea, this 23-foot Italian made Micro Yacht gets you and a few friends on the open ocean for a fraction of the cost of those big rigs. The Jet Capsule is also well-equipped: the dining area converts to a bunk plus there are options like a compact kitchen, & even a private bathroom. via
A dune buggy snuck into the hangar and crossbred with an ultralight aircraft. Nine months later the engineers yanked out the SkyRunner. Yup. A flying car. It drives and flies using a 1-liter EcoBoost engine which gets it off the ground quickly, and up to 15,000 foot elevation at 55MPH. Should this motor quit mid-flight, you’ll float gently back to earth with the reserve chute.
ICON has mastered the art of vintage looks and modern drive. The Thriftmaster was inspired by the 1947-53 Chevy 3100 five window classic pick up but of course it features all new guts under the sheet metal. A fuel injected supercharged aluminum emissions equipped V8, ABS four wheel disc brakes, Bison hide seating, navigation, et cetera.
It’s a luxury land yacht with four-wheel drive but since few have ever actually driven a Range Rover off-road, why not extend the wheelbase and make it even more like a limo? Well, that’s what Rover did. This new model adds 140 mm of leg-room in the backseat, making it even more comfortable for the AuPair and the kids.
More than half of the new Lamborghini’s sold each year end up totaled within 3 months. Just made that up. But not this: Lamborghini’s newest car, the Veneno will soon be the hottest rap video rental vehicle in the luxury lot. It looks like a small, carbon-fiber spacecraft that’s packing a 750-horse v12 powerplant and an open-air cockpit.
This new-made-to-look old custom sports car from the Detroit boutique Equus garage, is called the Bass 770. It is literally dripping with nostalgia and sports familiar features taken directly from the classic late 60s fastback Mustang. Even the Equus logo & Bass name take bites of Ford history but unlike the real classics, this thing offers all the benefits of modern engineering.
BMW’s latest is a hybrid coupe that marries a 362 hp turbocharged gas engine with a little electric motor to produce impressive 94mpg efficiency plus the ability to roost from 0-62 in 4.4 seconds. The i8 also features exotic ‘swan wing’ doors and ‘electric’ blue trim details so there will be no mistaking this thing for a merely sensible car.
Due to be unveiled next week in Frankfurt, the Audi Sport Quattro concept appears worthy of the praise that will no doubt be heaped upon it. Reviving the classic rally-inspired 2-door does sound good: A 700HP hybrid powertrain blending a twin-turbo 8 & an electric motor, pushes this Quattro to 189mph then it’ll go right back to sipping gas at 94mpg.